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Coaching in the Classroom

Coaching in the Classroom

Bringing out the best in learners

AUTHOR : By Mark Jamieson and Rachel Wood

ISBN : 9781915713698

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 22, 2024

Extent : 224 pgs

ISBN : 9781915713704

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 22, 2024

Extent : 224 pgs

ISBN : 9781915713711

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 22, 2024

Extent : 224 pgs


A thought-provoking and engaging guide to coaching in an educational setting, demonstrating how to coach young people in the classroom and how to embed a coaching culture in schools.

Aimed at teachers, school leaders and aspiring educators, Coaching in the Classroom reimagines the relationship between leadership coaching and education to maximise students' achievements and well-being. Drawing on the author’s experience and backed by rigorous research and theoretical underpinning, this book widens the scope of coaching in education. It’s no longer just about staff development but also about teachers working with young people.

Based on a unique understanding of learning as a choice driven by curiosity, ambition and aspiration, the reader is guided how to integrate coaching and other innovative learning approaches such as team-based learning into an educational setting. Evidence is offered of the positive effect of coaching as a companion to conventional learning;

  • enhancing academic achievement
  • enriching the student experience
  • nurturing high achievers
  • inspiring moderate performers with high potential, and
  • re-engaging those who may be currently outside the academic mainstream.

Well-crafted case studies help to promote critical thinking by inviting the reader to become involved, practically and intellectually in the application of new ideas and the conceptualisation of learning. These case studies illustrate the impact of coaching working in concert with pedagogical theories, to increase engagement, attendance, inclusion, and attainment as well as harnessing the hidden potential of future workers.


Part 1: Coaching in an educational setting

Chapter 1: The relationship between coaching and education 

Chapter 2: Coaching as an accompaniment to learning

Chapter 3: New dimensions to learning 

Part 2: How to coach young people in schools 

Chapter 4:  Who gets coached

Chapter 5: Team-Based Coaching

Chapter 6: Coaching young leaders: what next?

Chapter 7: The impact of coaching 

Chapter 8: Psychological impact 

Part 3: How to embed a coaching culture in schools 

Chapter 9: Making space for coaching

Chapter 10: What the future holds – how far can coaching in schools go?


Mark Jamieson is an award-winning coach specialising in leadership. After 25 years leading professional service firms, he set up his own executive coaching consultancy, The Jamieson Partnership, focusing on working with women in leadership. His consultancy work with national youth and homeless charity Centrepoint inspired him to practically connect coaching and leadership to wider youth development ideas. This led him away from mainstream coaching into a period of research and pro bono pilots focused on bringing high-level leadership coaching to unserved youth communities. Mark is an expert in evaluation and has published works about the impact of leadership coaching.  

Rachel Wood is a coach and Educational Strategist at the GreenWing Project. She has 20 years’ experience of working in education across all sectors. She has educational resources published digitally through Historic England, ZigZag Education, Saltaire Collection, Leeds Beckett University, Erasmus + TALENT Project, We are IVE Bags of Creativity and Bradford Council. She also co-facilitated training to the Educatuon Training Board, Ireland’s Instructional Leadership Programme, in partnership with University College London.

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